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Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. If you would like to get into our store during off hours, please call the Temple office. 386-462-2017. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- NEW STOCK OF LADIES SUMMER CLOTHINGf
- BEAUTIFUL AFFORDABLE MURTIS
- GOVINDA'S GARDENS LINE OF HEALING HERBAL OILS
- CHILDREN'S CLOTHING
- SILVER AND TULASI MALA
BEDSPREADS, MAHAMANTRA SCARVES...AND MUCH MORE
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for September and October, 2019. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017
if you are interested or click this link.
- September 8, 2019, -Caru Chandrika devi dasi in honor of Balarama's 8th Birthday
- September 22, 2019, - Madhumati devi dasi and Sesa das and Kirtaniya devi dasi and Varuna das welcoming Shyam Govinda into their family
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. The guest house has WIFI. The charge for the guest house is $125 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night,
the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night.
These two rooms use a shared bath in the hallway. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times.
Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or
E-mail: email@example.com to check availability.
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event. Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
Ananta Rama das is creating the Alachua Math Circle—a math enrichment program focused on problem-solving (watch his video series on this topic), which would meet at the Alachua Learning Academy once per week.
If you would like to pre-register your child(ren), or If you would like to volunteer your time and experience, you may go to his website.
Since 2004 I've been recording Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas books, and thus have a healthy collection.
With recent developments in Podcasting I'm now able to share these readings with devotees FREE - to anywhere in the world - at any time - on any internet device.
The best way to listen? https://anchor.fm/dhruva-maharaja-dasa From there you can either listen or choose your favorite platform or app.
Subscribe and set "Notifications" on your device if you want reminders when new episodes post.
This is easy -- but if you need help email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Click the "Support this podcast" button
to offer your support.
TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the
systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Chaitanya Charitamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter.
Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at www.alachuatemple.com. Facilitator: Prana Govinda das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 221 0041.
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
In case of a mental health
emergency, follow this protocol. Also, click here for mental health resources in the Gainesville area.
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site.
Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
Free Online Study
Beginning on October 7, 2019, SadhusangaOnline.com will offer a free online study of Srimad Bhagavatam starting with First Canto, Chapter One. Eight Lessons per month. All you need is a device that connects to the internet. To enroll go to: SadhusangaOnline.com or watch this video for more information: https://youtu.be/uKslrw8BH4U For help or questions email: SadhusangaOnline@gmail.com
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Hindu Temple Bhadra Purnima Campaign
The Srimad Bhagavatam is the Amalam Puranam (a spotless Purana). The Kurma Purana states the Srimad Bhagavatam has descended from the spiritual world. After Lord Krishna left this world, Srimad Bhagavatam appeared, which is the literary incarnation of Lord Krishna. The Skandha Purana mentions "One who claims herself to be a Vaishnava must have the Srimad Bhagavatam in their home." "One who gives the Srimad Bhagavatam as a gift on Bhadra Purnima will go back to Godhead!"
Just seeing a set, you will get pious benefits, what to speak of reading it!
The Srimad Bhagavatam sets are now available in English, Spanish, Telugu, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, and Bengali. We encourage everyone to get a set or sponsor a set for devotees in need and to be placed at Hindu Temple Sunday schools.
Nandini Kishori devi dasi and Sundari Radhika devi dasi have started Hindu Temple Bhadra Campaign where Sunday school students, teachers, and general visitors can read Srimad Bhagavatam in an easily accessible library. Hindu Temples are eager to connect with ISKCON devotees to understand better our philosophy. There are more than 800 Hindu Temples in the United States!
Please take part in the auspicious Bhadra Purnima Campaign now, see Sri Vrindava devi dasi to find out how.
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His Holiness Bhaktivinoda Swami - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Morning Class
Dravida das - Classes: Monday, September 9; Wednesday, September 11; Saturday, September 14; Sunday, September 15, 2019
Caitanya Charan das - Morning class, Friday, November 1, 2019 ( Will visit October 28 - November 3, 2019
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Srimati Radharani’s Mercy is Available
Sponsor a Box
Personal service to Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara is now available! Yes, you can contribute to the Sponsor a Box program and get the mercy by providing boxes for storing the Deities’ clothes!
Inspired by other temples around the globe (specifically the Hungary farm and New Dwaraka) who have totally renovated their pujari rooms to be better equipped to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His Eternal Consort, the devotees in New Raman Reti decided to raise the bar on how we store Their Lordship’s outfits.
Currently we are using hangars and garment bags for storage, but considering we offer 8 new day outfits a year and at least 2 new night outfits, we are running out of room.
Outfits are being squashed together, which is never helpful for the longevity of the outfits. Not only that, but outfits sometimes are retired for the sole reason that there’s no room for the new outfits! This should never happen! OK, we do retire outfits but it should be because the outfit is worn out or irreparably stained or some reason like that—not just because there’s no more room!
We found a better way to store outfits: Storage Boxes! No more squashed outfits! Miraculously, we can fit more outfits in the same amount of space!
So where we currently have bars for hanging hangers, we want to renovate the closets and build shelves instead. We researched online and in local stores to find discounts for a large quantity of plastic storage boxes with latches.
All that’s left is for YOU to sponsor the boxes (and the wood shelving too!) and we’re ready to go! How many boxes will you pledge?
The Deities currently have 81 day outfits and 50 night outfits: total of 131 boxes are needed for each altar or a total of 393 boxes. Besides the cost of the boxes, there’s the cost of shelving. We estimate that for all 3 pujari rooms the total cost should be about $5,000.
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